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Man critical after shipping container accident

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Durban – A man’s leg was partially amputated when he was pinned under a forklift at a business in Glen Anil, Durban, on Wednesday.

A shipping container fell on the forklift operator while he was offloading cargo, Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said.

“The driver of the forklift, a man believed to be approximately 30 years of age, was left pinned between the forklift and the ground. Swift action by the man’s colleagues saw him removed from the wreckage.”

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The security company and Netcare 911 paramedic services were called to help.

He said Netcare 911 paramedics worked for over 40 minutes to stabilise the man who suffered a partial amputation to his right leg.

source- news24

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